OSAMU TEZUKA

The “god of manga”, Osamu Tezuka alone created comics with epic stories and established the foundation of anime culture in Japan. His legacy continues through his influence of many noted manga artists, including Fujiko F. Fujio and Mitsuteru Yokoyama (author of Tetsujin 28-go). Tezuka produced a series of popular manga hits for over 40 years until his death in 1989. The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, located where he grew up in Takarazuka, Hyogo Pref., and managed by Takarazuka City, exhibits a number of precious historical materials and works of manga and anime.

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One of his masterpieces, Tetsuwan ATOM (Astro Boy), became the first domestically produced 30-minute TV anime series in Japan. Tezuka not only drew the original manga but also handled the animation production. He adopted a method called “limited animation” requiring simplified motion while allowing the story itself to bring true strength to the work. This labor-saving technique had an enormous influence on subsequent Japanese anime works. Ribon no Kishi (Princess Knight), inspired by watching many performances of the all-girl Takarazuka Revue, helped establish a genre called “girl manga.” Black Jack, which drew on his knowledge as a medical doctor, helped launch the medical manga genre.

In the library at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, you can see his works translated into various languages from around the world.

Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

7-65 Mukogawa
Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo Pref.

3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
Character bento
キャラ弁
Hot spring spa
温泉
Japanese hospitality
おもてなし
Manga cafe
マンガ喫茶
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Sanshin
三線
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Utaki
御嶽
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Finland
Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing
Japan
Inu x Boku SS
Italy
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Mexico
Street Fighter 4
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
Fushimi Inari Taisha
伏見稲荷大社
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Tea master
茶道家
Café from another world
純喫茶
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
Metal tableware
金属食器
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Candycrafts
あめ細工
SUSHI
寿司
RICE CAKES
KAISEKI
懐石
RAMEN
ラーメン
KOHEI NAWA
TAKU OBATA
YAYOI KUSAMA
Nerhol
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
NOH
KYUDO
弓道
IAI
居合
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
e-Sports
e-Sports